Retailer spills the beans on Moto 360's price, specs
What's going on?
Brian Tong here and welcome to Googlicious.
It's all the Google goodness that we can pack inside of a show.
Now, this year has really become.
The year of the SmartWatch.
And in case you guys didn't know, the Oxford English dictionary just added that term top their list of words, including text savvy, amazeballs, and Yolo, all things which I live by.
Now, there's competing companies for the wearable space, and.
They're really still trying to figure this whole market out.
But in the Android world it's all about the Moto 360.
But now it looks like Best Buy just made the boo-boo of the year after they posted the 360s price and it's entire feature list about two and a half weeks before it's official announcement.
Features like being waterproof over three feet for up to thirty minutes, including a built in optical heart rate monitor, a built in pedometer, a vibration mode for alerts.
And Bluetooth 4.0 support, were probably things Motorola wanted to announce themselves.
But this is also, the second time, they've leaked the $249 price tag, for the Moto 360.
Who's getting fired for that one?
But, I don't even blame them.
They're called Best Buy, not best at keeping secrets.
All right Android Wear has.
Separated itself as the top smartwatch platform right now.
It still needs work but Google is pushing hard in creating four ads featuring the watch in action including finding useful information like asking the smartwatch, how much does an elephant weigh, while you're on a safari adventure.
See, that's the first thing I would do especially since.
There's a solid cell signal that's really easy to get out in the middle of Africa.
A nice heads up for Google IO attendees who were promised a Moto 360.
Google has started requesting address information to start shipping them out.
So, if you didn't hear anything from them you can just cry and curl up in a ball.
But, if you missed out there, don't worry, the Korean Times reports.
That LG is planing to unveil the G-Watch 2 at IFA in September.
That's less than six months after announcing the first G-Watch and it's planning to be a more high end smart watch with an O-LED display.
So, get ready for what I like to call Septechber.
It's really gonna be one crazy month in tech with smart phones and watches and.
Tablets and, who knows what else.
Now we're expecting the next flagship phone from Motorola called the X1 this time around.
Phone Arena has revealed benchmarks for the device, and it's expected to have a 5.2 inch screen, 2 gigs of RAM, and a 12 megapixel camera, with 4K HD video support.
With what's believed to be a Snapdragon 801 processor.
Clocking in at 2.5 gigahertz, it's hands down the fastest Motorola phone we've seen today based on early specs.
Now Sprint also announced they'll be getting the HTC One E8.
Think of it as a more affordable plastic version of the current HTC One M8 phone.
No official price point or release date was given, But expect it to be around $100.
And in a concept that breathes some new life into the design of current smartphones Sharp, known more for their television sets, unveiled this teaser of their Sharp Aquos Crystal 5 inch phone with a 720p display.
But most importantly, it's near invisible bezel around the phone.
That thing screams do me baby, but.
For whatever reason, they're going to be wasting it away on midrange phone specs featuring a Snapdragon 400 processor.
But that design goodness, that looks amazing.
And we need to see more of that, and less of this.
And in other product news.
The Nook and Samsung will be making an announcement this week, to show off their rumored co-branded Galaxy Tab 4 e-reader.
They decided to tease us with this video, featuring a disturbing trend in teasers.
That started with Amazon.
This is absolutely amazing.
This is so awesome.
This is brilliant.
This is this is great.
The suspense is killing me.
Now, the Nook line had previously decided to quit the tablet business, before changing its mind with its Samsung partnership.
So we'll see what they have to show off.
And Samsung, not one to be complacent, recently acquired the home automation company, SmartThings, for about $200 million, according to reports.
Smart things develops motion sensors, light switches, and power plugs that can be controlled remotely through your Android or IOS device using an app.
Smart things plans to continue running as an independent company under Samsung's open innovation group.
And the Smart Home is really another one of the emerging battle grounds in the tech space, has a long ways to go.
We saw Google acquire Nest in the beginning of 2014.
Samsung just swooped up Smart things.
And if your curious about Apple, they've done nothing major here up to this point.
that's gonna do if for this weeks show.
Email us at email@example.com.
Or tweet me @briantong and I'll answer you, after I clean out my parent's fish tank.
Thanks so much for watching and we'll see you next time for some more of that googlicious.